If you plan to travel in Spain, you have many ways to go from one place to another. Just take some time to plan your itinerary and arrange your transport.
Despite being one of the biggest countries in Europe, Spain is very well communicated. You will find several options to travel throughout Spain, but also to and from other countries.
It is an amazing place with tons of interesting attractions. Although it might be difficult to see everything (I have to admit I have not been everywhere yet), you can chose among a wide variety of options. In fact, it will depend on your budget, the time you have in your hands and your preferences.
Spain has 45 commercial airports. The most important cities are connected by both domestic and international flights. Travelling by air is quite easy.
There are lots of cheap air flights to Spain. If you are coming from another European country, you should not have any problem finding dozens of discount airfares.
Very cheap international flights are also available from the US, Canada, Japan, Latin America and sometimes
There are more than 15,000 km (9,321 mi) of railway tracks. All of them are managed by Renfe (Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles) a state-owned company.
Renfe offers 3 kinds of train:
In general, trains are very punctual and reliable. They offer a lot of advantages, that's why they are one of my favorite ways to travel.
If you want to purchase a train ticket, you can do so at train stations, through you travel agent and also on Renfe's website. Find out how to buy a ticket online following some simple instructions.
Or download a FULL step-by-step guide that will help you going through the whole purchasing process.
Looking for hidden fares to train travel in Spain? Take a look at my cheap train travel tricks!
One of the best ways to travel in Spain is by car because you have the freedom to travel where and when you want, stopping whenever you need it. Spain's roads and highways are in very good condition.
The network is 163,577 kms (101,600 mi) long.
If you prefer, you can rent a car. Many companies operate here and there are even a couple of low cost ones. Even if it doesn't seem the cheapest option, there are a few ways to save some money.
Since travelling by car is very popular in Spain, you should be aware of some details regarding driving laws.
And you might also need an international driver's licence.
Buses are definitely the cheapest and easiest way to travel around.
Spanish bus companies offer very comfortable and fully equipped vehicles (sometimes they even provide Wi-Fi!).
Like in the case of trains, you can use 3 different types of buses:
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